There has been some mixed revues about this and some of the other Woodstock sets but I must say that I did really enjoy this from Janis, with worts an all!
I guess most people will be buying this mainly for the live Woodstock disc. I do not think it disapoints. Sure, this may not be her best but it is an honest, soul bearing, gutsy performance and slots nicely amonst those other famous Woodstock performances by so many other artists that, I think, seem to ooze something a little bit special, whether it's something to do with the occasion, the equipment used, the sound engineers or something in the water at the time.
The accompanying studio album may not be the best of her studio albums but you can sense the transition of where she is at and it gives you an indication of what she was like at the time of the Woodstock Festival.
There is some great playing by some great musicians on both discs, packaged rather nicely and a worth while addition to any collection.
It would be nice if there were some more additional Woodstock releases, to the five or six that already exist, to build up a bigger collection of that momentous occasion.